Bottomless Self Portrait


Bottomless Self Portrait
Acrylic on Canvas
© Y2K, Jeff Thomann

This was an acrylic painting that I created when I was entering my ‘bottomless paintings’ phase. I was really interested in trying to figure out ways to create compositions that had no one right side up. I still get on that kick sometimes.

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17 Minute Drawing – 6/6/2011

17 Minute Drawing – 6/6/2011 ©

17 Minute Drawing – 6/6/2011 © Jeff Thomann 5/26/2011
Media: Ball Point Pen

I almost skipped doing this drawing last night, but decided to stay up a little bit after doing the speed challenge in the last post to do it. I’m trying to work on color pencil drawing in the morning, and quick sketches like this along with the speed model stuff in the evening. Since I’m using ballpoint pen for these types of drawings, I really have zero excuses to not do one every day of the year! 🙂

Halfway to 70

Halfway to 70 (Self Portrait)
Halfway to 70, Copyright 2011, Jeff Thomann
© 2011, Jeff Thomann
Media: Ball Point Pen

“Halfway to 70” is the name of this one. It was a self portrait I did the other day on my birthday (yes, I’m 35 now). I’m not super happy with it, but considering it’s a self portrait done in about an about an hour or so it’s not half bad. Did it with ballpoint pen. Lots of artists do self portraits on their birthdays, and that’s something I have not done much of in the past, but figure it’s a descent time as any to start this annual project.

I quit when I did because I was making the shading too funky and could feel myself “overworking” it… Hard to stay with a fresh drawing feel and look if you go after too much realism in the shading/tones

I Really don’t think it “looks like” me totally. It’s hard to do self portraits since you are constantly moving as you draw, so your reference is always changing. I used china marker on the bathroom mirror to keep basic shape in the roughly right location through most of it. I’m going to probably do more freehand drawing things like this now and then to get my skills back in shape.

mallsmall #96 drawing

Mall Small #96 ©  1999 Jeff Thomann
Mall Small #96 Drawing© 1999 Jeff Thomann
Media: Ink

Status: Original is Not for Sale at this time. However, many various items with this image on it can be found at http://www.cafepress.com/mallsmall96

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mallsmall #95 drawing

Mall Small #95 ©  1999 Jeff Thomann
Mall Small #95 Drawing© 1999 Jeff Thomann
Media: Ink

Status: Original is Not for Sale at this time. However, many various items with this image on it can be found at http://www.cafepress.com/mallsmall95

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mallsmall #94 drawing

Mall Small #94 ©  1999 Jeff Thomann
Mall Small #94 Drawing© 1999 Jeff Thomann
Media: Ink

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mallsmall #93 drawing

Mall Small #93 ©  1999 Jeff Thomann
Mall Small #93 Drawing© 1999 Jeff Thomann
Media: Ink

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